Version 83 (modified by zooko, at 2011-11-25T17:03:02Z) (diff)

change all links to be server-relative (now they are https, for one thing)

Related Projects

There are several projects to extend Tahoe-LAFS or integrate it with other tools.

possibly unmaintained

  • -- Rob Kinninmont's Macintosh GUI
  • Andrej Falout's obackup
  • Tahoe Explorer -- a JavaScript-based UI and webapi interface by Toby Murray (see also ticket #1000)
  • tahoewapijs -- Nathan Wilcox's Tahoe-LAFS JavaScript library
  • tahoe-w32-client -- a complete Windows product with filesystem integration (a virtual drive) and a GUI, written by and open-sourced, but not documented or announced
  • libtahoeclient_webapi -- Nils Durner's C client library for the Tahoe-LAFS webapi (pre-alpha state)
  • Tahoe-LAFS iPhone client -- allmydata's iPhone client
  • RubyTahoe -- Ian Levesque's ruby client library for the Tahoe-LAFS webapi.
  • RubyTahoe -- David Triendl's fork of Ian's ruby client library with extended features.
  • RubyTahoe -- Terrell Russell's fork of David's fork of Ian's ruby client library, now with fewer warnings!
  • canopy -- A Django frontend to Tahoe-LAFS
  • DDBFS is a proof of concept for a data storage middleware

Tips and Tricks

Tahoe-LAFS can be integrated into several other tools simply by adjusting some configuration settings. These include iCal, Bazaar, Perforce, and git-annex:

Spin-off Projects

These are projects that are currently primarily maintained by Tahoe-LAFS developers.


We are fortunate to have a vast library of high quality Free Software that we can re-use to build Tahoe-LAFS. We contribute patches and bug reports back to these projects. The following list is incomplete -- see also src/allmydata/

  • Python
  • Twisted
  • gcc
  • Nevow
  • setuptools
  • OpenSSL

Other Projects

These projects have no specific relationship with our project, but they are similar in some ways and so may be of interest. We sometimes exchange ideas with the developers of some of these projects, especially on the p2p-hackers mailing list.

  • Ugarit is a storage system inspired by Venti and implemented in Chicken Scheme. Immature—it currently can't use a remote backend, only a local POSIX filesystem. licence: BSD
  • GNUnet is an anonymous, censorship-resistant, file-sharing network. licence: GPLv2+
  • Camlistore is a distributed data store plus some ideas about synchronization, sharing, and modelling. licence: Apache
  • git is a decentralized revision control tool. No wait! It is a beautiful decentralized data store with a grotesque revision control tool built on top. (Zooko takes full responsibility for this careless slander.) licence: GPLv2
  • FreeNet is a long-running project to make a decentralized and censorship-resistant file-sharing network. licence: GPLv2

Perhaps Somewhat Influenced By Tahoe-LAFS (or maybe very much inspired by Tahoe-LAFS)

  • Firefox Sync (originally named "Weave") is a project to securely share your web browser metadata such as cookies, saved passwords, and bookmarks. Comes standard in Firefox. licence: Mozilla
  • Octavia is a new distributed filesystem inspired by Tahoe-LAFS and intended to improve on Tahoe-LAFS in performance and usability. It is very new and not yet usable except for experimentation. licence: GPL
  • Nilestore is a secure and fault tolerant distributed storage system built using Kompics component model framework following the design of Tahoe-LAFS. currently it implements the immutable file upload and download. Licence: GPL V2

See Also